The show follows up-and-coming artists in speedy three minute episodes. "I find projects that we can cover in short-form so that people can go check them out in person after watching the episode," says Alex Johnson, co-founder of RADAR's production company WBP Labs. "Our projects take into consideration audience behavior and interaction as a key element."
Each episode introduces a new Manhattan-based project that approaches art in an innovative and refreshing way. Selecting their subjects was no small feat for the producers-slash-curators, who've seen it all. "It's impossible to spend an evening in New York without hearing about an incredible project from a friend or a stranger or noting something from a billboard and looking into it later, or seeing a piece of street art," Johnson says. "We're inundated with choices and constant feeds of information so I feel like the role of curator is becoming more apparent in culture."
Other season highlights include stints with Manhattan street artist Aakash Nihalani and the four inhabitants of the Waterpod, a self-sustaining eco-habitat that has been floating in NYC waterways autonomously for six months.
Season Two of RADAR premieres October 28th and can be seen on Babelgum.com/RADAR or on the Babelgum mobile application (iPhones).